IHQ Job Opening: Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

Position
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity is seeking an associate director of alumni engagement to support the training and development of alumni serving in advisory capacities for undergraduate members of the fraternity.  Headquartered in Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, Ind., Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity is one of the largest men’s general fraternities in North America with more than 285,000 initiated members and has held chapters at more than 300 universities. In the early 1970s, it was the first fraternity to eliminate pledging and remains a leader in the fight against hazing, alcohol abuse, sexual assault and other challenges facing today’s college student. Lambda Chi Alpha serves to complement higher education by providing opportunities for academic achievement, leadership development and lifelong friendships. To learn more about Lambda Chi Alpha and its traditions, principles, and ideals, please visit www.lambdachi.org.

Responsibilities
Reporting to the director of alumni engagement, the associate director will focus on increasing the quality and quantity of fraternity volunteers, the resources available to improve volunteer effectiveness, and ongoing volunteer training to help achieve strategic outcomes of the fraternity. The position also serves as a vital colleague in the fraternity’s alumni engagement team, developing and refining programs to engage all members of the fraternity, both undergraduate and alumni.

The associate director of alumni engagement will:

Manage alumni advisor recruitment and training

  • Identify, recruit, and train alumni to serve as chapter advisors, alumni advisory board members, and fraternity Master Stewards.
  • Ensure individual compliance with the fraternity’s volunteer management program.
  • Develop and implement an innovative curriculum for a variety of volunteer training programs to prepare alumni to work with both undergraduate members and other advisors.
  • Support harm reduction colleagues in the recruitment and training of alumni to support at-risk chapters of the fraternity.
  • Develop a series of ongoing volunteer programs throughout the year using multiple interactive formats (i.e. web, email, and phone) based on best practices in volunteer management and student affairs.
  • Facilitate both small and large group discussions on content relevant to advising undergraduate members of the fraternity.
  • Promote and market volunteer training programs and resources to alumni volunteers through a variety of print and electronic formats.
  • Provide necessary assistance and consultation to alumni advisors when requested.

Plan events to support volunteer training

  • Lead planning and execution of advisor training conferences, including hotel/conference center logistics, event marketing, registration, pre and post-event attendee communication, and on-site event coordination.
  • Assist colleagues in the planning and execution of other fraternity conferences and training seminars.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements, logistics, and reimbursements for volunteers that travel on behalf of the fraternity.

Suggest program improvements based on data and volunteer input

  • Assess and analyze data and develop reports that share progress and suggest program improvements for alumni volunteer training programs.

Perform other duties as assigned to meet the strategic objectives of the Fraternity.

Key Qualifications
The Associate Director of Alumni Engagement must believe in the core mission and vision of Lambda Chi Alpha and be driven by positive development of the membership experience.  Membership in Lambda Chi Alpha is preferred but not required. Frequent weekend and evening work and travel will be required. The candidate should possess the following skills that will further the initiatives of the alumni volunteer program:

  • Some track record of exceeding goals and achieving results
  • Strong, effective written and large-group facilitation and presentation skills
  • Maturity and ability to work independently to meet deadlines
  • Good decision-making skills with demonstrated abilities to prioritize workload
  • High level of business acumen, and the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget
  • Problem solving, project management, and creative resourcefulness with attention to detail
  • Collaborative, collegial team member who works well on teams and independently
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

A bachelor’s degree is required with two to four years of relevant experience in alumni affairs, higher education, curriculum development or related field required. 

Compensation
A competitive compensation package, including a competitive base salary as well as health, 401(k), and vacation benefits. Please send cover letter and resume before August 31 to jlittle@lambdachi.org; review of letters and resumes will begin upon receipt.

 

Tad Lichtenauer
Tad Lichtenauer
Managing Editor, Cross & Crescent